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Arlington Market marks 65th anniversary

Arlington Market marks 65th anniversary

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By Kathy Chouteau The Arlington Market, a neighborhood mainstay in East Richmond Heights, will celebrate its 65th anniversary on Sunday, June 28. Owners of the market, located at 6462 Arlington Blvd. in Richmond, are still finalizing...
Richmond’s Red Oak Victory ship seeks volunteers

City floats berth rental fee for Red Oak Victory amid budget deficit

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By Kathy Chouteau Amid a $27 million budget deficit that’s been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Richmond is assessing possible budget balancing strategies put forth by its departments. On the list of the...
Day at the Park Gospel Outreach coming to Pinole

Contra Costa County to revise health order on religious gatherings

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By Kathy Chouteau Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) has announced it’s working with county attorneys to update a June 5 health order requiring religious organizations to collect a list of attendees at services and cultural...
4th Annual We Run Richmond going virtual this year

4th Annual We Run Richmond going virtual this year

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An annual 5K run in Richmond that raises funds for local youth is going virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing participants to run the event in the location of their choice. Moving...
Over 30 cited in operation targeting speeders, distracted drivers in Richmond

Over 30 cited in operation targeting speeders, distracted drivers in Richmond

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By Mike Kinney Over 30 citations were issued Thursday in an operation targeting speeders and distracted drivers on Richmond Parkway and San Pablo Avenue, police said. Numerous drivers also received warnings during the traffic enforcement operation...
Hundreds of cars caravan across Richmond for racial justice

Hundreds of cars caravan across Richmond for racial justice

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By Mike Kinney Hundreds of honking cars lined up in a seemingly unending procession along 23rd Street in Richmond Tuesday as part of a "racial justice caravan and rally" hosted by Contra Costa College. CCC students,...
Kennedy High seniors pick up caps and gowns to cheers, applause

WCCUSD announce car-based ceremonies for Class of 2020

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By WCCUSD Superintendent Matthew Duffy Summer is rapidly approaching  and we have a lot of work to do to end the school year positively and productively. I know that you have been waiting to get...
San Pablo Reservoir to reopen for boat launches, shoreline fishing

San Pablo Reservoir to reopen for boat launches, shoreline fishing

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San Pablo Reservoir will re-open Monday, June 15 for private boat launches and shoreline fishing only. Hours will be 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Thursday and Friday, 1,200 pounds of catfish, 600 pounds of...
Richmond art hubs offer escape during shelter-at-home period

Richmond Art Center’s ‘Morning Cup’ mixes up coffee & creativity

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By Kathy Chouteau Fancy sipping your favorite morning brew while getting creative with the Richmond Art Center (RAC)? This Friday, May 22 from 10-11 a.m., the RAC will kick off its first online event with...
Contra Costa County performing Zoom wedding ceremonies

Contra Costa County performing Zoom wedding ceremonies

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By Kathy Chouteau In a true sign of the times during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder’s Office has adapted its services to now offer virtual civil wedding ceremonies using Zoom or FaceTime. County...

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Latin American Independence Day Parade to make history on 23rd Street

Latin American Independence Day Parade to make history on 23rd Street

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Richmond and San Pablo will host the area's first-ever Latin American Independence Day Parade on Sept. 14. The parade will celebrate the independence anniversaries of...
Pogo Park hosting ‘Throwback Skate Party’

Pogo Park hosting ‘Throwback Skate Party’

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By Kathy Chouteau Get ready for a 70s-style blast from the past when Pogo Park hosts its “Throwback Skate Party” Friday, May 24 from 4-8...
Are you looking for a meaningful job where you can help serve the local community? The San Pablo EDC is hosting a Virtual Hiring Fair with local nonprofit VistAbility on Wednesday, May 22, from 2-3 p.m. Register ahead of time for this Zoom hiring event by clicking this link and following the registration instructions. VistAbility is a large nonprofit agency that provides services to 1,000 children, teens, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities every day. Based in Martinez, VistAbility offers a wide variety of services in Richmond, Concord, Antioch, and Castro Valley. VistAbility is dedicated to providing direct services and advocacy to assist those they serve in achieving their highest level of personal independence and self-sufficiency VistAbility is currently hiring for numerous positions at all their sites, including: Day Program Instructors After School Program Teachers In-Home Caregivers Employment Advocates Inclusion Advocates Preschool Instructors and Assistants Job Skills Trainers Direct Support Professionals Quality Support Specialists Community Vocational Specialists Representatives from VistAbility will briefly introduce their agency and speak about their open positions, and job seekers will have the opportunity to submit questions via the event’s online chat, which will be given to the agency representatives by EDC Staff.  Hearing directly from employers at hiring events, whether virtual or in-person, is a great way to network with companies that are looking to hire, and to find out more about how to apply and be considered for open positions.  If you or anyone you know is looking for a great community-oriented job – be sure to tune in. Visibility offers competitive pay and great benefits for their full-time positions.

San Pablo EDC hiring fair to feature nonprofit VistAbility

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Are you looking for a meaningful job where you can help serve the local community? The San Pablo EDC is hosting a Virtual Hiring Fair...